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Sharon Grady is the founder of The Grady Company, where she teaches executives and teams how to turn conflict into collaboration. Her clients have included American Express, DE Shaw, Harvard Business School, MIT, Merck, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Novartis, Partners Healthcare, Southern Company, Tudor Investment Corporation and Vertex Pharmaceuticals.

Sharon studied negotiation at Harvard Law School with the authors of the Difficult Conversations book. She has served as a coach for the Law School’s Advanced Negotiation Program and is a featured expert in Harvard Business Publishing’s ManageMentor video series on managing difficult interactions.

Prior to founding The Grady Company, Sharon was Chief Operating Officer of Interaction Associates, a global provider of collaboration consulting and leadership education.  She has also worked as a consultant with Monitor and Mercer, where she trained client teams in group dynamics and process re-engineering, and coached them through the redesign of business processes.  Sharon began her career in Washington, D.C., where she was staff aide to U.S. Senator Abraham Ribicoff and press secretary to U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Kennelly.

Sharon is a frequent lecturer and speaker, and has addressed audiences at The Conference Board, Harvard Business School, Tufts University, Wesleyan University, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. She has served on the board of the Harvard Business School Women Alumni Association and is a member of the board of A Better Chance, a non-profit organization that provides educational opportunities to students of color.

Sharon holds a B.A. in English, magna cum laude, from Wesleyan University; an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School; and completed the Advanced Negotiation Program at Harvard Law School. She is a trained mediator, a member of the International Coaching Federation, and an affiliate member of the Institute of Coaching at Harvard Medical School’s McLean Hospital. Sharon is certified in the MBTI and the Conflict Dynamics Profile. She speaks fluent Spanish.